Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
This entertaining band of three is dedicated to keeping the smile on children’s faces with their lively and entertaining performances. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
The Great Zucchini
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
The Great Zucchini is a preschool and kindergarten entertainer who performs magic. These hands-on shows are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
Through June 3
Artists Brian Williams and Sophie Blondeau’s work is displayed. Williams’ paintings on metal explore human adaptation, while Blondeau’s paintings explore perception. // Athenaeum: 201 Prince St., Alexandria; nvfaa.org
Through June 17, Times Vary
This production puts a musical spin on E.B. White’s time-honored story of Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. Broadway composer Charles Strouse and children’s playwright Joseph Robinette provide audiences with a new perspective on this classic tale of friendship. // Creative Cauldron: 410 S. Maple Ave., Suite 116, Falls Church; creativecauldron.org
Through June 17, Times Vary
Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews examines faith in modern America, as three Jewish cousins battle against one another following their grandfather’s death to see who will inherit a precious family heirloom that was protected through the Holocaust. This production is the capstone to NextStop’s year-long commitment to providing different perspectives on topics. // NextStop Theatre Company: 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon; nextstoptheatre.org
House, Sky and Abyss: Gerardo Camargo
Through June 24
House, Sky and Abyss is a collection of Gerardo Camargo’s series of work that explores the relationship between natural environment and social constructs. The work features different mediums, including vinyl and paper works, photographs and sculptures. All works are created using objects found by Camargo. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; workhousearts.org
Swimming with Whales
Through June 24, Times Vary
See what happens when Owen, a young boy from the city, and his fisherman father set out to heal an injured whale during their trip in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Written by Bob Bartlett, this world premiere production examines boyhood and the human connection with the sea. // 1st Stage Tysons: 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons; 1ststagetysons.org
Through July 29
Fiber National is a collection of contemporary fiber art from artists across the country. Work that includes fiber and fiber techniques are featured. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; workhousearts.org
Through June 30
Reston studio artist Sandra Dovberg’s work will be displayed at Reston Art Gallery. Dovberg is a graduate of Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art with a concentration in Jewelry Design. Dovberg has previously served as a jewelry professor. // Reston Art Gallery: 11400 Washington Plaza W., Reston; restonartgallery.com
Through July 7
The New York-based artist will present a series of collages based on black-and-white work of photographer Annie Leibovitz. Cloud will explore identity, subjectivity, art-making and painting versus photography in his work. He will also present new paintings. // Greater Reston Arts Center: 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston; restonarts.org
Caroline Hatfield: Unearthing
Through July 15
Caroline Hatfield is the winner of Target Gallery’s solo exhibitions of 129 applicants. The Towson University master’s student grew up in a southern Appalachian coal mining community and often shows the traces of her childhood in her pieces focusing on environmentalism and wilderness. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; torpedofactory.org
Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Through Sept. 30, 2019
The Donald W. Reynolds Museum, on the grounds of Mount Vernon, depicts the life of slaves on the estate through interactive touchscreens, life-size silhouettes, interactive displays, archaeological discoveries and documents. // George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon; mountvernon.org
Apothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
This one-hour version of the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum provides a more in-depth look of the museum. Spend more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary. The tour is led by an expert museum guide. // Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum: 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; apothecarymuseum.org
FOOD & DRINK
Forks, Corks & Kegs
June 1, 6-11 p.m.
Prepare your taste buds for a tasting festival of food, brews and wine. Forks, Corks and Kegs will include multiple food trucks, breweries, a Virginia wine tasting table and live music from the Sunday Night Big Band. Tickets will include all you can eat and drink. // St. Andrew School: 6720 Union Mill Road, Clifton; events.handbid.com/auctions/st-andrew-forks-corks-and-kegs-2018
FOOD & DRINK
Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival
June 2-3, Times Vary
Come try your favorite wines, discover new favorites and enjoy food at this Virginia-exclusive event presented by Virginia Wineries Association and Trigger Agency. There will be over 200 different wines from over 20 Virginia wineries, live music, family-friendly attractions, wine specials and a souvenir glass for wine sampling. // Bull Run Regional Park: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville; vintagevirginia.com
June 2-23, Times Vary
The Nance examines the world of burlesque and the backstage story of Chauncey Miles, a gay man who becomes a star playing the “nance,” a stock character depicting effeminate homosexuals. The production, which won three Tony Awards, explores the topic of homosexuality in the 1930s. // The Little Theatre of Alexandria: 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; thelittletheatre.com
Martha Washington’s Birthday Celebration
June 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of former first lady Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. This special celebration will feature a citizenship ceremony for new United States citizens as Martha Washington greets guests on the mansion’s piazza. // George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon; mountvernon.org
Ice Cream Social
June 2, noon-4 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center students, ceramic artists and instructions will sell and construct hand-made ice cream bowls. The event will include a dunking machine, live performances by Eric Highsmith and the Great Zucchini, raffle prizes and a scavenger hunt. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; workhousearts.org
June 2, 8 p.m.
The two brothers hailing from Northern England have received a wealth of praise in just a short amount of time. The pair performed at Coachella in 2015, after which Los Angeles Times named them “Best New British Music Coachella 2015.” Enjoy the band’s latest single “Genevieve, Come Out Tonight,” featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
June 2-3, Times Vary
This full production ballet based on One Thousand and One Nights will be staged by McLean’s Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet. This cultural event includes dancers of all ages and skill levels showcasing classical Russian-style ballet that aims to educate and entertain all audiences. // George Mason High School: 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; kintzmejiaballet.org
Father’s Day Princess Tea
June 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
This fancy mini tea party allows girls to spend quality time with their fathers while also learning etiquette and creating keep-sake crafts. The Fancy Girl gift shop will provide a limited number of tea seats, jewelry, tea party hats and Fancy Girl dolls for purchase. // Green Acres Center: 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax; eventbrite.com/e/fathers-day-princess-tea-craft-party-tickets-43149610647
American Youth Philharmonic: Strauss & Prokofiev
June 3, 3 p.m.
Celebrate the final performance of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017-2018 concert season. The orchestra will perform Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 5.” Performances by the AYPO flute, clarinet and harp ensembles will precede the show. // George Mason University Center for the Arts: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax; cfa.gmu.edu
Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets
June 3, 5 p.m.
NBC Universal’s Sprout Channel star Tim Kubart is the lead of Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets. The Grammy-Award winning children’s group will perform children’s tunes and lead an action-packed dance party sure to entertain little ones. // McLean Central Park: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean; mcleancenter.org
June 4, 3-9 p.m.
Enjoy the finest beers from Germany and Belgium while also hanging out with adoptable dogs and the canine volunteer team at this event hosted by Tysons Biergarten and Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance the first Monday of each month. There will be doggie treats available. // Tysons Biergarten: 8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons; tysonsbiergarten.com
Selfie: Not for Sharing
June 4-July 1
Take the time to soul search at the Scope Gallery by exploring work that reflects individualism. This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Art Leagues Reflections. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; torpedofactory.org
The Bachelor Boys
June 4, 8 p.m.
This NoVA-based band invites community residents to join them for a live rehearsal evening. The band provides music for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions. The group will play a mix of slow and high-energy music. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
June 5-July 21
Explore the sensual works of Lina Alattar and Spencer Dormitzer. Alattar’s existential exploration and Dormitzer’s broken narratives come together to convey human experience and emotions. Both artists’ work will be on display for close examination. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; hyltoncenter.org
Nile Rodgers & Chic with Chaka Khan
June 5, 8 p.m.
Nile Rodgers, the musical pioneer behind the single “Le Freak,” and his legendary disco band, Chic, will visit Vienna with Grammy Award-winning Chaka Khan. Khan is regarded as the “Queen of Funk” and the voice behind the hit “I’m Every Woman.” // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Alison Krauss with David Crosby and Friends
June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Country and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is one of the biggest Grammy-Award winning musicians of all time with 27 wins. The musical legend brings her talents to NoVA with two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 6, 7:30 p.m.
This celebration of bluegrass features The Bentwood Rockers, a band of five based in Washington, D.C., with a history of bluegrass and country rock musical experience. NoVA-based band Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians will also be performing its traditional, progressive and innovative bluegrass sound. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
June 8-9, 8 p.m.
The legendary contemporary adult singer has held a career that spans over 50 years. Manilow is a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and American Music Award winner with over two dozen hit singles, including “Mandy” and “Can’t Smile Without You.” The musical pioneer is also credited with writing State Farm’s “Like a Good Neighbor” jingle. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock
June 8-10, 9 a.m.
Visiting Mokuhanga artist Linda Beeman will lead an intensive, three-day workshop that covers the Japanese printmaking process. Beeman is known for her precise carvings and her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Printmaking experience is not required. The work shop is limited to 10 students. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; workhousearts.org
Facetime with History
June 10, 1-5 p.m.
Take a walk back in history and get the chance to meet Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The two will lead a tour and discuss the new Virginia University. The Facetime event series is sponsored by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum society. // Gadsby’s Tavern Museum: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria; alexandriava.gov/gadsbytavern
Wine, Whiskers and Wags
June 10, 1-5 p.m.
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter present this animal-friendly event that features food, beverages, wine tasting, dog demonstrations and a silent auction. Tickets are required and can be purchased online and at the event. Guests will receive a keepsake wine glass. // Paradise Springs Winery: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton;
June 12, 7:30 p.m.
David Sanborn contracted polio at the age of three and started playing the saxophone as a part of his treatment therapy. Since then, Sanborn’s career has spanned six decades. The musician has released 24 albums and won six Grammy Awards. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com
Visual Expressions: A Timeless Perspective
June 13-July 13
This exhibit of landscapes, animal portraits and abstract compositions features work from Visual Expressions, an “over 55” Prince William art group made up of graphic artists, art educators and self-taught artists. The group was founded in 2014 in an effort to promote creative endeavors, reduce stress-related diseases and slow cognitive decline. // The Candy Factory: 9419 Battle St., Manassas; center-for-the-arts.org
Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest Reading
June 13, 7:30 p.m.
This collaborative event, presented by Heroes’ Voices and George Mason University, explores the soldier’s experience and perspective on war and peace. The evening will include live music and poetry, the culminating event of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; hyltoncenter.org
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with Dead Rock West
June 14, 7:30 p.m.
Dave Alvin of The Blasters teams up with country artist Jimmie Dale Gilmore for a celebration of blues and folk music. Enjoy the collaboration of original compositions from the two talented musicians. The pair will be accompanied by The Guilty Ones. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com
An Evening with Tracy Bonham & Blake Morgan
June 14, 8 p.m.
Enjoy the twist of Grammy nominee Tracy Bonham’s debut album, The Burdens of Being Upright, as she performs songs from her latest album Modern Burdens, a present-day recreation of the original work. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; jamminjava.com
June 15, 7:30 p.m.
R&B singer Freddie Jackson stepped onto the music scene in the 1970’s and upholds his musical legacy today. Singles like “You Are My Lady” allowed the musician to garnish 11 No. 1 Billboard singles and four Grammy nominations. His timeless classics can still be heard today. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
EmbRACE 5K Fun Run
June 16, 7-11:30 a.m.
Support Community Residences, a nonprofit that supports individuals with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and those who face homelessness, by participating in their 5K fun run. NoVA residents are invited to participate in the event by running or walking, volunteering, sponsoring or purchasing a Mission Moment or Mile Marker poster to encourage race participants. // Burke Lake Park: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station;
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Father’s Day Golf Tournament
June 16, 8 a.m.-Noon.
Form a team of two and compete in an 18-hole scramble format tournament. The event will be broken into three divisions: father and child ages 7-12, father and child ages 13-17 and father and adult partner. Registration fee includes lunch. // Burke Lake Golf Center: 6915 Ox Road, Fairfax Station; fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/burke-lake/fathers-day-tournament
Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display
June 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take a look at new engineering and design innovations in flight. Pilots of vintage and modern aircraft will be on-site to discuss models and answer questions. STEM-based activities will take place to uncover the science behind flight. // Steven F. Udzar-Hazy Center: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly; airandspace.si.edu/visit/events/innovations-flight
Sing-A-Long: Sound of Music
June 16, 7:15 p.m.
Enjoy an interactive screening of the classic 1965 musical film. On-screen lyrics will be shown so you can be the star of the movie. Attendees are encouraged to get into character, as a costume contest precedes the screening. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Love Your Body Yoga Festival
June 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Local yoga studios and wellness center join forces to celebrate community and wholeness. Learn proper care and nourishment techniques for yourself and your body. The event will include kid-friendly activities, healthy snacks, raffle prizes and live music. // Reston Town Center: 11900 Market St., Reston; loveyourbodyyogafestival.com
Gadsby’s Father’s Day Museum Open House
June 17, 1-5 p.m.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum celebrates Father’s Day by offering free tours to all visiting fathers. Bring the family along and enjoy a tour and meet-and-greet with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The tour is $5 for all other adults and $3 for children. // Gadsby’s Tavern Museum: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria; alexandriava.gov/gadsbystavern
Michael & the Rockness Monsters
June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Michael Napolitano, former member of the Blue Man Group and founder of Preschool of Rock, leads this interactive and entertaining kid-friendly band that takes audiences on a fun rock ’n’ roll journey. // Theatre-in –the-woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
June 19, 8 p.m.
Founded in 1974, this all-male dance troupe provides the best of both worlds—classical ballet and comedic relief. The company proves that it is possible for male dancers to do everything that female dancers can do, including dancing en pointe. The “Trocks” have performed in over 500 cities in 33 countries. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 20, 10:30 a.m.
Immerse yourself in traditional Bollywood dance with the instructors of Rhythmaya Dance. This instructional session is open to all ages, backgrounds and dance abilities. // Theatre-in-the-Woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate important milestones in your child’s life with Spring Bees. The production will feature songs about caring for pets and the importance of teaching unconditional love. // Theatre-in-the-Woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
David Engel: Willy Wonka’s ‘Wonder Show!’
June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Famous actor and entertainer David Engel will take on Willy Wonka and guide children through entertaining challenges and never ending fun. The show will include magic tricks, music, bubble-play and puppetry. // Theatre-in-the-Woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Dog Day at the Winery
June 22, 5-8 p.m.
Come out with your furry friend and enjoy your favorite wine. There will be wine specials to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Shelter, who will also provide adoptable dogs at the event. There will be local dog businesses, a treat bar, a puppy pool and a ball pit for dogs to enjoy. // The Winery at La Grange Haymarket: 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket; wineryatlagrange.com
David Engel: Wizard Academy!
June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Family entertainer David Engel takes children on a trip to Hogwarts Academy. The audience will learn secrets of their innermost powers as they experience a day in the life of a wizard in training. // Theatre-in-the-Woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 23, 8 p.m.
At 91 years old, the singer’s career is one of the most long-standing and successful today. The musical legend has earned 19 Grammy Awards throughout his career, while still pursuing other areas of interest. As a painter, three of his works are part of Smithsonian Museums’ permanent collections and the United Nations awarded him their “Citizen of the World” award for humanitarian efforts. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 24, 8 p.m.
Charlie Wilson rose to fame as the lead singer of The Gap Band and continued his musical career as a solo R&B artist. With eight No. 1 singles and 11 Grammy nominations, the singer has left his mark on the R&B world. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Motown the Musical
June 26-28, 8 p.m.
Take a look at the life of Berry Gordy and find out how he rose to fame as the founder of Motown Records. Gordy is credited with launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and more. This Broadway musical features 40 original songs. // Filene Center at Wolf Trap: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Lera Lynn: Plays Well with Others
June 26, 7:30 p.m.
This show features John Paul White and Peter Bradley Adams alongside Lera Lynn for a collaborative performance. The musicians will perform music from Lynn’s new duet album, Plays Well with Others. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
June 28, 10:30 a.m.
Brooklyn-based children’s artist Lucy Kalantari is nationally recognized for her feature on Sprout House and her rotation on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live. Kalantari and the Jazz Cats will lead an interactive jazz-scat-along play. // Theatre-in –the-woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
Vital Theatre Company: The Wizard of Oz
June 29-30, 10:30 a.m.
Travel through a reimagined world of Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. This interactive show is sure to entertain. // Theatre-in-the-Woods: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; wolftrap.org
June 29-30, 7:30 p.m.
The multi-platinum R&B singer and song-writer is most known for his hit single “Must Be Nice.” Jennings, who doubles as a record producer and instrumentalist, is called a “socially minded R&B singer” by the New York Times. // The Birchmere: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; birchmere.com
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Red, White & BRAM Festival
June 30, 6-10 p.m.
This family-friendly festival includes a bake-off competition, sand sculpting instructions, corn hole, backyard games, food, drinks, live music and a laser light show. There will be a tailgate party for families and friends who wish to participate. // Brambleton Community Association: 42395 Ryan Road, Ashburn; brambletonhoa.com/261/red-white-bram